Forrest Keeling

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Prunus persica

Red Leaf Peach

  • Interesting dwarf tree
  • Good flowering and foliage
  • Height: 4-6 Feet
  • Spread: 4-6 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8

Interesting Notes:

The scientific name persica, along with the word "peach" itself, derives from an early European belief that peaches were native to Persia (now Iran). The modern botanical consensus is that they originated in China, and were introduced to Persia and the Mediterranean region along the Silk Road before Christian times.

Cultivated peaches are divided into clingstones and freestones, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not; both can have either white or yellow flesh.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Songbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Attributes
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Red
Habit
Deciduous